Danny Burstein

Personal Information
Danny was on Broadway in Bartlett Sher’s Golden Boy and in 2012 revival of Follies playing Buddy Plummer (Grammy Award nomination, Astaire Award nomination, Tony Award nomination and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards). Other Broadway credits: the Taxi Driver in the musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Luther Billis in South Pacific (2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations). Danny was nominated for a 2006 Tony Award for the role of Aldolpho in the original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Three seasons as an original company member of Tony Randall’s National Actors Theater: Three Men on a Horse, Saint Joan,The Seagull, A Little Hotel on the Side and Broadway: A Class Act; Titanic; and Company. Off-Broadway: Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly (Lortel Award nomination); A.R. Gurney’s Mrs. Farnsworth ; Psych; I Love You… ; the revival of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along; All in the Timing; Alan Menken & David Spencer’s Weird Romance; The Rothschilds and Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh;The United Way; A Class Act; the Ira Gershwin Centennial and Sail Away; and Du Barry Was a Lady, Li’l Abner and Other credits: Follies; The National Tour of Grease; Showboat; The Music Man and Funny Girl; Our Country’s Good; The Homecoming; The Drowsy Chaperone (Ovation Award nomination); Barry Manilow’s Harmony (Drama-Logue Award) and Macbeth; Henry Kreiger and Bill Russell’s Everything’s Ducky; The Mission Home; Shenandoah; Fiddler…; Peter Pan; Harold & Maude ; narrator for Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Time and Again. Sang at: Good Morning America, the Rainbow Room, Shea Stadium. TV: Lolly Steinman in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire;” Martin on “Absolutely Fabulous;” guest starred on “Law & Order;” “Louie;” “Conviction;” “Third Watch;” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit;” “Ed;” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent;” “Hope & Faith;” “Another World;” “All My Children;” “As the World Turns” and performances at the 2006, 2008 & 2012 Tony Awards. Voiceover: Grand Theft Auto 4; Neverwinter Knights II, Manhunt II and the voice of Darius Fontaine in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas; voice of the Latin chameleon, Fernando, in Santa Baby!; Hunchback of Notre Dame: Deux; and the Robert Smigel cartoon, Torboto, for “Saturday Night Live.” Film: Trust, Greed, Bullets and Bourbon; Affluenza; Mikshake (Sundance); Construction; Nor’Easter; Duane Incarnate (Tribeca, Boston & Deauville Film Festivals); Transamerica; Deception. Recordings: Dear Edwina; Sweet Little Devil; Sweet Bye and Bye; Allegro; Kitty’s Kisses; Jerome Kern’s Leave it to Jane; Sondheim at the Movies, Lost in Boston IV, Unsung Musicals III and more. Wrote and directed concerts for soprano, Rebecca Luker. He proudly served as emcee for the New Voices Collective at Symphony Space for ten years. He is the proud recipient of Inside Broadway’s Beacon Award for helping to bring live theater to young audiences and was honored with his own Sardi’s caricature in 2009. Mr. Burstein proudly serves on the Artists Committe for the Kennedy Center Honors and received his training at New York's H.S. of Performing Arts, the Moscow Art Theater, Queens College (BA) and the University of California, San Diego (MFA). He has two sons, Alexander and Zachary, and lives in NYC with his wife, actress, Rebecca Luker.

Updated: April 2013

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Describe the Night Linda Gross Theater 12/05/2017 Isaac
2 A Midsummer Night's Dream Delacorte Theater 07/31/2017 Nick Bottom
3 Talley's Folly Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 03/05/2013 Matt Friedman
4 Psych Peter Norton Space 12/16/2001 N/A
5 I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Westside Theatre/ Upstairs 08/01/1996 Man #2 REPLACEMENT
6 Merrily We Roll Along York Theatre at St. Peter's 05/26/1994 Ru
7 Weird Romance WPA Theatre 05/12/1992 3rd Fan/Paramedic/Technician/Reporter/Film Director/Daniel
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Talley's Folly Actor
2 NOMINATED 2013 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Talley's Folly Actor